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Wrestling icon Captain Lou Albano passes away

by Brad Trechak, posted Oct 14th 2009 6:07PM
Captain Lou AlbanoFor the most part, TV Squad doesn't cover professional wrestling, despite pro-wrestling and television being synonymous since the 1950's. It could be because wrestling is a world unto itself and there are certainly enough blogs out there that cover the subject. In this instance, an exception has been made since wrestling and TV icon Captain Lou Albano has passed away. He was 76.

He was known mostly for his work with the WWF (now the WWE) in the '8's and his participation in the first WrestleMania as well as several thereafter. Hell, he was instrumental in creating that event by participating in Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" music video which led to "The War to Settle the Score" on MTV which led to ... well, you know.

I met Captain Lou back when I worked on the indie professional wrestling circuit (a long story that perhaps will be written of more someday). He was a nice guy, but had a few quirks that kept him interesting. In short, he was like everyone else that worked in wrestling.

Professional wrestling, and quite possibly the entire TV industry, has died a little today. Rest in peace, Captain Lou.

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And was a great costume idea in one of the first Homestar Runner Halloween specials!

October 14 2009 at 9:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

He was also the voice of Mario in The Super Mario Supershow...that's the only place I'd ever even heard of him!

October 14 2009 at 6:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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